The Urban Commission of IGU is designed to encourage geographical research on the new Urban Challenges emerging in an increasingly Complex World, and to further the exchange of findings among urban geographers from many countries.
Cities, with their distinctive processes and problems, are major features of the modern world.
Hence the commission will use a comparative global context to focus on their properties, the social, economic and environmental issues they pose, and to evaluate the utility of political and societal solutions to their problems.
Eight specific urban challenges:
- Technological innovations and creative activities in cities
- Contested Social Spaces
- Creating Sustainability
- Dilemmas of Aging Cities
- Increasing Insecurity
- Urban Heritage and Conservation
- Urban Governance
- Complex Urban Systems